Texas Camp Company FAQs
Where are you located?
We are located at Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554.
Day parking is available for $5 per person over the age of 13. The park recently completed major renovations and has brand new facilities and amenities to enjoy.
Tent and RV camping are also available.
More information can be found here.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open 7 days a week, weather depending March – October from 8 am-5 pm.
You may rent kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, and electric bicycles by reservation only from November – February.
For your safety, we will not rent watercraft if the wind is greater than 15mph or umbrellas & cabanas if the wind is gusting over 20mph.
During winter, Texas Camp Company will cancel or block reservations if the temperature is forecast to be below 55 degrees.
Texas Camp Company reserves the right to determine when reservations will be canceled due to inclement weather.
Where can I take the rental equipment?
All rental equipment must stay within park boundaries when on land.
Watercraft must stay in coastal waters within the park or immediately adjacent.
There are multiple launch sites for watercraft within the park. Please refer to park maps for launch sites and paddling trails.
Bikes and electric bikes must stay within park boundaries and are not allowed to cross FM3005. Please request beach or bayside at time of rental. You may not ride bikes or e-bikes on vegetated trails, in dunes, or through wetlands. E-bikes must only be operated on paved roads within the park at all times. Renters must obey all park rules and speed limits.
What kind of equipment do you have?
We offer single, tandem, and fishing kayaks from Perception. Kayaks come with a paddle, lifejacket, paddle leash and whistle for each user.
We have kayak fishing equipment available to rent such as rod holders, kayak anchors, and drift socks.
We have a small assortment of adaptive paddling equipment such as outriggers and paddle assist devices. There is no additional charge for this equipment.
Paddleboards are from SurfTech. Paddleboards come with a rubber safety fin, leash, lifejacket, and paddle.
We have step-through and step-over beach cruisers from Schwinn, as well as adult tricycles and youth bikes. We also have a couple of recumbent bikes.
Electric bikes are step-through and step-over beach cruisers from Electric Bike Company.
How do I rent a chair, umbrella, or cabana?
We recommend that you reserve your chair, umbrella, or cabana online if you want to guarantee availability.
When you arrive, choose any open set-up and our staff will confirm your booking with you. You may also check-in at the Texas Camp Company trailer – parked at the vendor pad.
If you do not reserve your chair, umbrella, or cabana ahead of time, you may choose an available set-up on the beach. There should be a QR code hanging on the umbrella that will take you to the booking site if scanned. Staff will confirm the booking, or they can assist with the booking and take payment.
You may also reserve a set-up by stopping by the Texas Camp Company concession trailer.
How old do you have to be to rent a kayak, paddleboard, bicycle, or electric bicycle?
You must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license and credit card to rent equipment. You must be at least 16 years old to operate an electric bicycle.
There is no age restriction on renting chairs, umbrellas, or cabanas.
Do you offer delivery?
At this time, all kayak & SUP rentals depart from the Lake Como/Dana Cove kayak launch - located at the very end of the main park road on the bayside. Equipment will be picked up at end of the rental period at the same drop-off location. Any equipment that is not at the return location will be charged the hourly rental rate.
Rentals not returned within 3 days after the original return date will be charged for replacement.
What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be submitted in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, using the webpage contact form, or texting (409) 996-2750.
Cancellation requests made over the phone will not be accepted.
Rentals canceled at least 4 hours before the rental equipment check-out time will receive a full refund for the activities booked, minus the booking fee of 6%.
Rentals canceled within 4 hours before the scheduled rental start time will receive a 50% refund, minus the booking fee of 6%.
No shows will not receive any refund.
Holiday/Holiday weekends must be canceled 24 hours prior of the scheduled check-in time to receive a refund for the activity booked, minus the booking fee of 6%.
Holiday/Holiday weekend cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the rental equipment check-out time will receive a 50% refund, minus the 6% booking fee.
Refunds do not include the 6% booking fee.
What is your weather policy?
Texas Camp Company must cancel hourly and daily watercraft rentals if the sustained winds are greater than 15mph.
We only allow paddling on the beachside during green flag conditions which means minimal waves and current. If the flag is yellow or red, watercraft rentals are only available bayside as long as winds do not exceed 15mph. Flag conditions can be checked by visiting Galveston Island Beach Patrol.
Chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas will not be available to rent if wind gusts exceed 20mph.
In the event of inclement weather cancellations, Texas Camp Company will automatically issue refunds. Refunds will be prorated if the cancellation occurs while the rental is in progress. Texas Camp Company will notify renters of the cancellation via email and text. Prorated refunds will automatically be processed. The renter does not need to request a refund.
Refunds may take 7-10 business days to appear on the card on file.
What is your damage policy?
Renters are responsible for all damages to the equipment, including loss, theft, and equipment damaged beyond repair (replacement).
Texas Camp Company offers Damage Insurance for a flat fee of $35. Damage Insurance does not cover loss, theft, or equipment damaged beyond repair (replacement)
Texas Camp Company has damage fee guidelines that help determine costs to repair or replace damaged equipment. These guidelines are based on the value of the equipment and the extent of the damage. Having these guidelines allows for increased transparency when determining the amount to be charged.
Texas Camp Company will store encrypted credit card information on file to allow for additional fees to be charged to the card on file. Additional fees will only occur for loss of equipment, damages, misuse, and intentional or unintentional extension of rental duration.
- Standard Chair & Umbrella Package
- 2 Chairs
- 1 Umbrella
- $20 Hourly
- $30 Daily
- Standard Chair & Cabana Package
- 2 Loungers
- 1 Cabana
- 1 Table
- $50 1/2 Day (min)
- $90 Day
- $5 Each Chairs & Footrests
- $10 Hourly Umbrella Only
- $20 Daily Umbrella Only
- Basic Kayak/SUP/Bicycle
- $20, Hourly
- $30, Half Day
- $50, Day
- $60, 24 Hours
- $85, 2 Days
- $120, 3 Days
- $180, Weekly
- $5, Helmets
- $15, Kids Buggies
- $30, Hourly
- $40, 1/2 Day (4hr)
- $60, Daily (8hr)
- $70, 24 Hours
- $95, 2 Days
- $130, 3 Days
- $190, Weekly
Fishing Kayaks & eBikes
- $40, Hourly
- $85, 1/2 Day (4hr)
- $105, Daily (8hr)
- $120, 24hr Rental (unavailable for ebike)
- $135, 2 Days
- $150, 3 Days
- $300, Weekly
- We accept cash & all major credit cards
- 6% non-refundable booking fee on all transactions
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